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Iran to Stage Maneuver in Persian Gulf with 200 Frigates, Speedboats

200 IRGC speedboats and Army frigates will take part in a parade of military units in the Persian Gulf on the anniversary of the Holy Defence Week which marks the beginning of Iran-Iraq war.

Iran Dismisses Arab Quartet Committee’s ‘Hackneyed’ Claims

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi has rejected the anti-Iran allegations raised in the final declaration of a meeting of the Arab Quartet Committee in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

Iran Seizes Foreign Ship Carrying Smuggled Fuel

Iran has seized a vessel carrying contraband fuel in the Persian Gulf, arresting a number of its crew members.

Security Can’t Be Bought from Outside, Iran Tells IORA

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the regional security must emanate from within, and cannot be purchased from outside.

IRGC to Construct Artificial Island in Persian Gulf

Iran’s Khatam al-Anbia Construction Base, a conglomerate belonging to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), plans to build an artificial island in waters off the southern island of Kish.

Iran’s Deterrence Power Kept US from Taking Action: Top General

A senior Iranian military commander says the country’s deterrence power kept Washington from taking any action after Iran shot down an American unmanned aerial vehicle.

Zarif Warns US against Any ‘Miscalculation’ in Persian Gulf

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cautions the United States against attempting to form a naval coalition against Iran under the guise of ensuring maritime security in the Persian Gulf.

Seven Arab States Plus Iran Can Ensure Security of Persian Gulf: IRGC

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ Navy Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri says the 7+1 countries of the Persian Gulf are capable of securing the strategic body of water, and there is no need for the presence of foreign troops.

Iran Says Will Pump Oil from East of Hormuz Strait by 2021

Iranian officials say oil exports from the east of the Strait of Hormuz, where over 30 percent of the global seaborne oil traffic is handled, will be possible by early 2021 thanks to a major pipeline project which aims to pump crude to the eastern end of the waterway.

Iran Says Israel Can’t Ensure Its Own Security, Let Alone Persian Gulf’s

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has suggested that the Israeli regime cannot even ensure its own security in the region, let alone the safety of navigation in the Persian Gulf.

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